Florian Freundt

TRACE – groundwater sampling 4

Every now and then, my PhD project requires extensive field work in the form of spending one or two weeks out in regions of interest, collecting samples from ground water monitoring and production wells. Sometimes it’s beautiful, sometimes it’s harsh and it’s always a lot of work, but it’s also my favourite part of the entire affair. This time we didn’t have to go far, as we sampled wells in and around Heidelberg.

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Pumping a monitoring well that hasn’t been used in years.

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A little bit different: sampling two springs near Rüsselsheim.

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There’s nothing gaffa tape can’t fix :)

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TRACE – groundwater sampling 3

Every now and then, my PhD project requires extensive field work in the form of spending one or two weeks out in regions of interest, collecting samples from ground water monitoring and production wells. Sometimes it’s beautiful, sometimes it’s harsh and it’s always a lot of work, but it’s also my favourite part of the entire affair. This time we didn’t have to go far, as we sampled wells in and around Heidelberg.

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Neatly stacked and packed.

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One of the nicest spots to take samples.

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Taking a break while my colleagues from the geology department take their samples.

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Up…

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…and down.

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Taking a break while the well is being purged. Most times there’s quite a bit of waiting involved in the sampling procedure.

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